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Vacation Recipes for Self Catering stays

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When on vacation and staying in any self-catering place, you need recipes that are easy to make:  Fabulous Vacation Recipes | The Best Vacation Recipes, food ideas and time saving ideas.

Let’s share a few of our favorite recipes and ideas:

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You’re ready for some peace and quiet, or you have been making plans for a fun-filled family holiday for many months now.  But – you’re always stuck in the kitchen making food for everyone.  NOPE, that’s not how you enjoy a self-catering holiday stay.  You need something that is quick and easy to make yet delicious.  So let’s share some easy holiday recipes.

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Snack food are the best for kids (and adults)

Easy as 1-2-3:  Any container like a jar or cup will do.  Or make snack platters.  Read more…

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Never waste food.  You can always use leftovers to make sandwiches/snackwiches the following day.  Or add it to a snack platter the next day.

Here are our TOP 10 easy foods to make while on holiday:

  • Sandwiches: Sandwiches are one of the easiest and most versatile meals to make while on vacation. You can make them with a variety of ingredients, and they require minimal preparation time.

  • Pasta: Pasta is also an easy meal to make on vacation. It can be prepared in a variety of ways, and all you need is a pot to boil water and a pan to cook the sauce.

  • Grilled Cheese: Another simple yet delicious meal is a grilled cheese sandwich. All you need is bread, cheese, and a pan to cook it in.

  • Omelettes: Omelettes are another easy food to make while on vacation. All you need are eggs, some vegetables, and a frying pan.

  • Salad: Salads are quick and easy to prepare and can be customized to your liking. You can use a variety of greens, vegetables, and toppings to create a healthy and refreshing meal.

  • Tacos: Tacos are a fun and easy meal to make on vacation. You can use a variety of fillings, such as chicken, beef, or vegetables, and top them with cheese, lettuce, and salsa.

  • Stir-fry: Stir-fry is a quick and easy meal to make on vacation. You can use a variety of vegetables, meats, and sauces to create a flavorful dish.

  • Pizza: Homemade pizza is a fun and easy meal to make on vacation. All you need is some pizza dough, tomato sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings.

  • Burgers: Burgers are a classic meal that is easy to make on vacation. All you need is some ground beef, buns, and your favorite toppings.

  • Grilled Chicken: Grilled chicken is a healthy and easy meal to make on vacation. You can marinate the chicken in your favorite sauce and grill it to perfection.

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  • Make Breakfast Pancakes: Start your day with some delicious breakfast pancakes. You can make them with a pancake mix or from scratch using flour, eggs, milk, and a pinch of salt. Add some fresh berries like blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries to the batter for extra flavor. Serve with some butter and maple syrup on top.

  • Savory Pancakes: For a savory snack or meal, you can make some delicious pancakes with savory toppings. Make the pancakes as usual and then add toppings like crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese, or sliced avocado. You can also make some pancake sandwiches by adding some ham, turkey, or chicken between two pancakes.

  • Dessert Pancakes: If you have a sweet tooth, you can make some dessert pancakes with chocolate chips, Nutella, or caramel sauce. You can also add some sliced bananas, whipped cream, or ice cream on top for a decadent treat. Another idea is to make some crepe-style pancakes and fill them with fresh fruits and whipped cream or chocolate spread.

Easy summer fruit salad

Just combine your favorite fresh fruit like strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, grapes, bananas, oranges, etc.  (This is especially nice if you visit the local fresh fruit market – as part of your holiday expeditions.)

Make an easy fruit salad dressing with:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp lime zest (zest of 2 medium limes)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Serve as is, or with a little bit of ice-cream.

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Our Top 5 easy-to-make quick vacation breakfast ideas:

  • Yogurt and Granola: Yogurt and granola is a simple and healthy breakfast option. Just top your favorite yogurt with granola and fresh fruit for a quick and delicious breakfast.
  • Breakfast Sandwich: A breakfast sandwich is a filling and easy-to-make option. Just toast an English muffin, add a cooked egg, cheese, and bacon or sausage for a tasty breakfast on the go.
  • Smoothie Bowl: A smoothie bowl is a refreshing and healthy breakfast option. Just blend your favorite fruits and veggies with yogurt and top it with granola, nuts, and fresh fruit.
  • Overnight Oats: Overnight oats are a quick and easy breakfast option that can be made the night before. Just mix rolled oats with milk, yogurt, and your favorite toppings, and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
  • Anything on Toast: Avocado toast is a trendy and easy-to-make breakfast option. Just toast some bread, top it with mashed avocado, salt, and pepper, and/or add your favorite toppings, such as tomatoes, eggs, or bacon.

Vacation recipes are meant to make your life easier.  It should be fun and quick and easy to prepare.  Not expensive and something the kids would love as well.  We hope you found a few ideas for your next vacation.  Remember you can use the links on our website to book your stay at no extra cost to you.  However, making use of our links would help us a lot.  May your travels be safe and your tummies happy.  

Anna C